Picture Interest Career Survey, 3rd Edition (PICS)
The Picture Interest Career Survey (PICS) provides a quick way for people to identify occupational interests by using pictures of people at work rather than text-based descriptions.
Test takers are presented with 36 items consisting of three pictures each and then must choose which of the three portrayed work environments seems most interesting.
Based on the pictures selected, PICS creates a profile of the individual that leads directly to career information and potential job matches.
PICS uses the RIASEC occupational coding system. The people, data, things, and ideas interest categories and work tasks are also represented. Test takers can easily deepen their career research by matching their test results with references that are based on these same systems.
This edition includes streamlined instructions, an updated design, and modified pictures for greater clarity.